Mahiliou police prevent "Young Christian Democrats" from holding street action

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The activists intended to hand out copies of the Constitution of the Republic of Belarus with a posted photo of Aliaksandr Lukashenka, swearing on the Constitution under a white-red-white flag in 1994.

"In the morning we wanted to start an action dated to an anniversary of the adoption of the Constitution of the Republic of Belarus. We intended to hand out the Constitution near the Russian-Belarusian University. However, we were approached by some police officers who asked what we were doing there and whether we weren't going to violate the public order," said one of the YCD activists.

The policemen kept watching the guys for half an hour and went away as soon as the latter ones refused from holding their action. It's quite interesting that one of the police officers was lieutenant-colonel Mazhankou, the head of the public security department of Mahiliou police.

By the way, on 14 March the activists managed to hand out the Constitution near Mahiliou Diagnostic Center.

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